The Federal Court has announced a pilot project for online access to court records. For new proceedings in some areas of law, including intellectual property, started on or after September 12, 2022, e-filed pleadings and written arguments, as well as directions/orders will be available online through the docket listings. There will be a 3-day delay before they are available online and materials subject to a confidentiality order will not be available online. Documents can also be obtained through the Court’s Registry.
The pilot project includes new proceedings started in the areas of Maritime and Admiralty, Class Actions, Indigenous Law, and Intellectual Property.
- Notice to Parties and the Profession – Pilot Project: Online Access to Court Records
- Federal Court News Bulletin: Federal Court Launches Online Access to Court Records Pilot Project
Once the project goes live, I will see how access to documents can be incorporated into IPPractice.